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Kevin Glandon represents clients in complex, high-stakes litigation, primarily as an advocate for policyholders seeking recovery. He also aids clients in responding to congressional investigations and counsels clients regarding sensitive and nuanced questions of political and election law in civil, criminal, ethics, and internal investigation matters.

Mr. Glandon’s expertise in political and election law includes the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s pay-to-play rules, Senate and House ethics rules, and numerous state and local political and election laws and regulations. Mr. Glandon has defended clients called to appear before House and Senate congressional committees or subject to investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Election Commission, and state and municipal oversight bodies. He also contributes to Covington’s political and election law blog, InsidePoliticalLaw.


  • Represented the State of Minnesota, including as a member of the trial team, in complex natural resource damages litigation resulting in a $850 million settlement. This is believed to be the largest non-oil-spill natural resource damages recovery ever obtained. 
  • Represented energy industry client in environmental insurance recovery action resulting in recovery of nearly $20 million for the client.
  • Represents major defense contractor in environmental insurance coverage litigation involving multiple manufacturing sites.

Compliance and Defense

  • Provides advice regarding congressional investigations.
  • Advises a wide range of clients, including individuals (private citizens and Members of Congress), corporations (for profit and non-profit), and other associations, PACs, and Super PACs regarding:
    • Compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act ("FARA")
    • The Federal Election Campaign Act and Federal Election Commission regulations;
    • State and Securities and Exchange Commission pay-to-play restrictions;
    • State campaign finance, gift, and lobbying laws; and
    • U.S. House and Senate ethics rules.
  • Advises investment firms regarding state pension and retirement system investment policies and restrictions.
  • Defended client in criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding election law offenses.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Senator Carl Levin - Legislative aide and staff member
  • Networks and Technology Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division - Summer law intern
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Commercial Service - Intern